No water meter but almost a 95% price increase?

T90
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edited 10 March 2021 at 7:12PM in Water bills
Wondering if anyone can help? We moved in to our home in Feb 2020, being paying £23.72 a month for water&sewage. Got my 21/22 bill yesterday saying it's going up to just shy of £45 a month, no explanation, nothing. We aren't on a meter. Only thing I can think of us the council moved us from band A to band B. Any help understanding this would be really appreciated as it's quite a hike in price.
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Michael. 
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  • leonj
    leonj Posts: 152
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    who is your supplier?
  • T90
    T90 Posts: 9
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    Northumbrian Water
  • Hasbeen
    Hasbeen Posts: 4,404
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    Band A to Band B will increase your water sewage bill.

    Look it up on your council/water suppliers website, what you have to pay?
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  • T90
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    Just links it to rateable values but says the rateable value can't be amended on ofwat and that the supplier can't link it to council tax register. 
  • Cardew
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    It doesn't matter if your house has been given a higher council tax band as your Rateable Value(RV) will stay the same.
    If you look on the website you can work out your 2021/22 charges exactly.
    There will be a small increase but nothing like the difference you are quoting.
    Could it be that you have been undercharged for 2020/21and are paying back this undercharge in 2021/22?
    What is your RV? Should be shown on your bill.
  • wild666
    wild666 Posts: 2,100
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    The only thing I can think of is that you have been paying as if you had a water meter and there is a leak somewhere between where the meter would be situated and the home.
    Someone please tell me what money is
  • JGB1955
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    Was the previous owner a sole occupant?  Is it possible they were receiving a single person discount and the water company have only just cottoned on that there are new owner(s)?
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  • Cardew
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    As indicated the above post it can be possible for some properties to have an 'assessed tariff'.
    This tariff can be awarded if the occupant applies for a water meter and and it is not possible for the water company to fit a meter. Where there is a single occupant a reduction in the assessed tariff is given, again rates are shown on the website.
    As you state 'we moved' it seems you are not a single occupant.
    However the above assumes you are on an assessed tariff.
  • T90
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    Really appreciate all the advice folks. I'll get some reading done  :D
  • freesha
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    Hasbeen said:
    Band A to Band B will increase your water sewage bill.

    Look it up on your council/water suppliers website, what you have to pay?
    Wrong. RV has NOTHING to do with CT.
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